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Cracking the Chinese consumer by addressing packaging challenges

Cracking the Chinese consumer by addressing packaging challenges

The secret to packaging success in China lies in recognising consistent global challenges and then factoring in the unique dynamics of the Chinese market, according to new research.

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The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) has called on businesses in the Philippines to take up on trading opportunities with neighbouring Malaysia.

According to Datamonitor, as the sun care market continues to boom, manufacturers incorporating multi-functionality into their products will see the most success.

As natural and organic supplement and beauty brands flocked to Hong Kong for the first Natural & Organic Products Asia event last week, the show is proof that consumer preference for green is on the up in Asia.

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Mary Kay appoints new VP Corp. Comms and CSR from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

Cosmetics seller Mary Kay announces the promotion of Crayton W. Webb to Vice President of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Mass-market colour cosmetics challenging prestige from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

According to market researcher Mintel, while prestige colour cosmetics are recording the biggest growth in the UK, mass-market products still dominate categories such as nail polish and increasingly challenge their more luxurious counterparts.

Artificial micro-humans could spell the end of animal testing from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

Germany-based company TissUse has showcased its new artificial micro-human platform which enables the testing of drugs or chemicals on a set of miniaturized human organs emulating the biology of the human organism at the smallest possible biological scale.

Coty reports flat revenues for last quarter and full year from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

Coty has reported flat sales revenues for its last quarter of the financial year on a struggling North American market, while profits bow under the weight of restructuring.

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US based luxury consultant reveals how she helps fragrance brands crack Asia
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US based luxury consultant reveals how she helps fragrance brands crack Asia

Cracking Asia from a Western brand’s point of view has long been known to be difficult –...

India publishes new rule banning animal testing in cosmetics for good
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India publishes new rule banning animal testing in cosmetics for good

Last year animal tests were removed from the cosmetics standards testing in India, and now a new...

Expert reveals scalp care to be as vital as facial treatments with Asian consumers
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Expert reveals scalp care to be as vital as facial treatments with Asian consumers

This month we're focusing on the rise of the scalp care market in Asia, where our expert,...

Scientists develop perfumery model to predict fragrance

Perfume prediction tool on the radar

A group of scientists have developed a model aimed at helping perfumers predict how various ingredient and...

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